New Bedford woman charged after son swallows heroin, deemed a danger

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman whose toddler swallowed a bag of fentanyl-laced heroin has been deemed a danger and held for 120 days without bail.

The Standard-Times reports that prosecutors told a judge Thursday that 30-year-old Saranah Raposa at first did not tell first responders her 21-month-old son may have ingested drugs, but just told them he had choked on a piece of plastic in her New Bedford apartment.

They say that delay could have cost the child his life.

Raposa is charged with reckless endangerment and assault and battery on a child with a dangerous weapon.

Her attorney argued for bail because she did not act intentionally.

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The child was given Narcan in the hospital after swallowing the drugs late last month. He has since been released and is improving.

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